17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia tour planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)


Learn more about your trip

1
night
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, wander the streets of Rundle Mall, then take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum, and finally see where the action happens at Adelaide Oval. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, get engrossed in the history at South Australian Museum, get to know the fascinating history of North Terrace, then look for gifts at McLaren Unvaled, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hallett Cove Conservation Park.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip builder site .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Adelaide is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Adelaide. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in April; daily highs in Adelaide reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Hallett Cove Conservation Park, Cleland Wildlife Park, McLaren Vale
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and Lightning Ridge Opal Mines. Let the collections at Shrine of Remembrance and National Gallery of Victoria capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, wander the streets of Degraves Street, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip builder site .

Fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Parks
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

1
night
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Design Centre Tasmania, look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop, and finally appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston online trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Launceston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Launceston when traveling from Melbourne in April, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Gourlay's Sweet Shop ©
Gourlay's Sweet Shop

2
nights
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
On the 19th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let the kids burn off some steam at Melshell Oysters, kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches, and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip itinerary site .

Getting from Launceston to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Melshell Oyster Shack
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): stroll through Three Capes Track, appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur online trip builder .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Trails Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, then do a tasting at Moorilla Estate Winery, then examine the collection at Mona, and finally identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellerive Beach, then see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and finally go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Berriedale, Bellerive Beach
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

5
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building (QVB). Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Art Gallery of New South Wales. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, stroll through Manly Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sydney route maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in April: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

Similar Plans

19 days in Melbourne & Sydney BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Melbourne & Sydney BY A USER FROM INDIA November, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Australia BY A USER FROM PERU November, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Cairns, Brisbane & Sydney BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, teens, kids, outdoors, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Kangaroo Island BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Australia BY A USER FROM THAILAND December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM DENMARK December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM IRELAND September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans